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Museums (10:56 p.m. 02/28/08)

This morning we got up, relaxed in the room, and headed out for lunch. After lunch we went to the Thyssen-Bornemosza Museum. It is enormous for a private collection. I liked that the art was arranged in chronological order. It was interesting to see the evolution of the art over time. Next we went to the Prado. We were ready to pay the admission fee, but we were pleasantly surprised when we found out today was a free day. While there we saw the Maids of Honor by Diego Velázquez. This painting is considered by some to be the best painting ever painted. I am not one of those individuals. It was nice, but there are others that I prefer. We headed out to the market and purchased some more olives. Then we came back to the hotel room and watched a couple of episodes of Grey's Anatomy while relaxing. Then we headed back out and walked through the city. We ran into a protest. We have run into a couple of other protests on different occasions, but this one was much more organized. There were also a lot more police out for this protest. After dinner we walked around some more and headed into a bookstore. I purchased a Spanish copy of Harry Potter. We came back to the room and watched the rest of the first season of Grey's Anatomy. Now CNN is on. We need to pack our bags since we leave tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. for the airport.